The Asian cruise market has been dominated by destinations in North Asia. But that’s quickly changing as cruise lines relocate their ships to the south to meet growing demand for unique and authentic experiences in Southeast Asian destinations.
In fact, the trend has already started.
Last year, Singapore welcomed four new ships to the Marina Bay Cruise Center from Costa Cruises, Silversea, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises.
Over the next couple of years the trend will continue, as ships are dispersed around the entire region.
Local governments are investing heavily in upgrading and building new ports to cater to growing larger ships.
Click on the links below to read about the ten new destinations that are booming in cruising around Southeast Asia.
- Brunei’s Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara)
- Cambodia’s Mekong River and Sihanoukville
- Indonesia’s Tanjung Lesung and Sabang
- Laos’ Mekong River
- Malaysia’s Melaka and Penang
- Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River
- Singapore’s New Ocean Ships
- Thailand’s Ko Chang and Ko Phra Thong
- The Philippines’ Sicogon Island
- Vietnam’s Phu Quoc and Chan May